Adobe Connect forums remain offline after intrusion

If you know what you're doing, even Fort Knox is not impenetrable. Adobe is on the receiving end of some intrusion with their services, according to an official blog posting from within the company.

Their Connectusers.com forum was accessed by an "unauthorized third party", and subsequently went dark for a few hours. This did not impact the Adobe Connect software, designed for conferencing with other serious business folk and even governments, but understandably could have caused some concern.

Some users on the forum might have been hit by the intrusion, and Adobe has taken the initiative to reset the account passwords for these affected users. The company goes on to advise that the general best practices for online security are followed, and that passwords are unique from site to site. Sound advice if you're not following it.

At the time of writing, Connectusers.com remains down with the image at the top being shown. There is no current ETA for the return of the forums, which were attacked on Tuesday, November 13th. However, we can tell you that someone has come forth to take responsibility.

An Egyptian hacker going by the name "ViruS_HimA" (hey, we don't make these up) has leaked some information from a database he attacked. His reasoning? Adobe don't fix bugs quickly and he's had enough. The database contains around 150,000 records, but so far only 230 or so entries have been shared.

We have to admit the background image for the error is pretty snazzy. There's a 3000x3000 version floating around, if you'd like to make it into a wallpaper.

Source: Adobe Blog

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